A Southern artist creates more works inspired by other Southern figures.

By George Singleton ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 15, 2023

Renowned South Carolina humorist Singleton has released a rollicking compilation of 17 stories. His characters, often white males with higher education and peculiar jobs, are labeled as “eccentrics” but the reader is left to ponder if the South would be better off with them in the middle of it.

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In “Dispensers”, a couple visits a diner in Georgia and meets a group of veterans who are against guns. “Echoes” follows Big Les Tolbert, a grandfather, and his tech-savvy grandson on a journey to the beach. In “Protecting Witnesses and Witnessing Protection”, a man in exile discovers a vintage tractor that leads him to a community of people in similar situations.

Singleton’s stories explore the idea that names can shape our destiny and that destinations are not always necessary. He invites readers to experience the effort people make to accept their circumstances, just like a carnival, where you pay your dime and wait for the surprises.

Pub Date: Aug. 15, 2023
ISBN: 9781950539864

Page Count: 247
Publisher: Dzanc

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023